Failure to Diagnose Heart Attack and Stroke Attorneys
Patients who are exhibiting warning signs of heart attack or stroke are often sent home with diagnoses ranging from high blood pressure to migraine headaches to indigestion. When diagnosed in a timely manner, medicines and procedures can be administered to save a person’s life. Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC represent individuals and families who are affected by a doctor’s failure to diagnose a heart attack or stroke.
If you or someone you care about has suffered a preventable heart attack or stroke because of a health care professional’s failure to diagnose, contact a lawyer from Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC. Our firm offers free initial consultations and handles all cases on a contingent fee basis.
Heart Attack Symptoms
Depending on your lifestyle choices, you may have increased heart attack risk. Symptoms of a heart attack include:
- Chest pain
- Discomfort or numbness in one or both arms
- Shortness of breath
- Cold sweats
Symptoms of stroke include:
- Blurred vision
- Tingling, numbness, or paralysis on one side of body
- Changes in vision
- Slurred speech
- Problems swallowing
- Memory loss
- Loss of balance
- Changes in personality or mood
- Uncontrollable eye movements or drooping eyelids
Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is a medicine that can be used to treat some types of stroke and heart attack. It is a clot-busting drug that can dissolve blood clots. tPA must be administered within a certain timeframe. If not administered in a timely manner, the damage of the stroke or heart attack is irreversible.
If you or a family member has suffered a heart attack or stroke, and you believe it is because of a doctor’s failure to diagnose, contact us to arrange a consultation. At Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC, we represent only a small number of clients at any given time to ensure each client receives highly personalized attention.